Homy Apartment Puerto Alcudia
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
3 bedroom apartment, 1 bedroom double, 1 twin and 1 single bed or cot in a gated complex with large pool and gardens, 2 terraces, kitchen, living room, 5 minutes walk from the beach and all tourist services offered by the Puerto de Alcudia.
Port d´Alcúdia, in the north-east of Mallorca, is one of the main tourist towns in the island. It has got a waste choice of hotels and apartments that can lodge thousands of visitors. It is sited just at the north of the long -8,5 km.- beach in Alcúdia´s Bay, one of its main attractive spots. From the beach southwards, there are some canals and ponds surrounded by hotels, apartments and villas -many of them used summer residences-, included in the humid area called Albufera Gran de Mallorca, now being Albufera Natural Park: a broad area preserved in its natural condition.
In Port d´Alcúdia not only an excelent accommodation choice can be found, but also a wide range of shops, restaurants, a water park bars and discos which provide a lively nightlife all summer, every day of the week. This makes it an excelent choice for all who want to enjoy nightlife; for families with children, as in most hotels there is an animation staff; and also for those who just like to spend the holiday enjoying fine weather in a mediterranean setting.
Sport activities in Port d´Alcúdia are outdoor: treks, cycling, tennis, horse-riding, football, beach volley, (scuba) diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, water-skiing, sailing, golf, etc.
In Port d´Alcúdia there has been a seaport since Medival Ages, now it is the second most important harbour in Mallorca as far goods trade is concerned - mainly energetic products- due to its proximity to Es Murterar power station, with regular connexions to Barcelona and Ciutadella de Menorca by ferry.
There is also a pleasure harbour, from where boats that run trips along the coast depart, with more than a thousand moorings for boats and yatches, and a broad area for pedestrians with a large amount of bars, cafeterias and restaurants.
Port d´Alcúdia beach is about 2000 m. long and 50 m. wide, with a white pleasant sand. Hotels and other buildings around are not too high. Moreover, there are many pine trees and some palm trees by the end of the beach. All these keep the touristic centre out of sight, making it much popular and lively in summer.
Services; Restaurants, lifeguards, open air bars, sports facilities, sun beds, umbrellas and pedal boats for hire.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||5 minutes walking|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 45 minutes|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Mallorca/Majorca region
Alcúdia, a town located on the northeast of Mallorca, is a splendid setting for nature lovers due to its 30 km-long coastline of varied landscape.
During Futur Alcúdia 92, the council declared Alcúdia, Municipio Ecoturístico (Eco-friendly tourist township) , as a proof of the wish to protect and conserve the environment.
This declaration implies a higher commitment of Alcúdia Council in order to protect the environment in every field of productivity, which is proved by the great number of actions that are being carried out.
Alcúdia today, different zones and surroundings.
Transformations of Alcúdia during the 20th century
Alcúdia during Modern Time, from the15th to the19th century
The conquest by King Jaume I, creation of the Kingdom of Mallorca (Year 1229)
The rise of Alcúdia, Islamic Al-Qudya (10th-13th century)
The Roman conquest and occupation.
The first human occupation
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Alcúdia today, different zones and surroundings.
Alcúdia is today one of the most celebrated towns of Mallorca. It enjoys a privileged geographic location: it lies in the North-east of Mallorca, 54 km away from Palma, in a peninsula that separates the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença. In its more than 30 km of coastline are pretty beaches with fine sand, steep cliffs and secluded coves of great beauty. This heavenly place did not go unnoticed to the cultures that inhabited the east corner and whose legacy can be seen even today. The Alcúdia of today is a calm place, equipped with the most modern infrastructures, inhabited by very diverse people and altogether build up a calm surrounding, ideal for resting.
As Alexandre Cuellar puts it in his book Cafè de Plaça: "(...) We could say many more things of this extraordinary town; we could still dedicate plenty of praises because it really deserves them. Every year we find new excellences, every year it gets a bit deeper in our hearts, every year we love it more"
Alcúdia, the historical centre and surroundings
The historical city of Alcúdia is the core of the borough of Alcúdia. Inside the mediaeval city people have been living for centuries and still today it is one of the most important towns. It is certain that the walled Alcúdia has remained too small to welcome the demographic increase and the successive migrations that have followed with the development of tourism since the 70's.
Because of that Alcúdia has been expanding its borders. Gradually the farming land outside the walls has become building plots able to welcome the increase of population. The areas that have already been developed , Ca S'Anglès, S'Hort of ses Barreres, Ca Na Saloma, Ca Na Ferrera and Sa Pilota have made the walls of Alcúdia go forward in a figurative way.
Port d'Alcúdia, from the beach to Alcanada
The other traditional inhabited area of Alcúdia is the one called Port d'Alcúdia, that includes the area that goes from the Alcudiamar Marina to Alcanada. Its heart is located in the small harbour where fishermen have lived for centuries . Its present appearance has been changing lately, it has been modernized but without forgetting its humble origins.
In the 50's the traditional life of this place was altered with the construction of the thermal power station GESA (still its two towers can be seen) and of the adjacent village of GESA. All this promoted a strong demographic and labour increase that was followed by the extension of the comercial harbour.
Following the coastline towards the North we find Alcanada, a calm and exclusive residential zone of houses, that recently has often hit the headlines with the construction during the year 2004 of a 18-hole golf course.
Platja d'Alcúdia, the coastline until the Beach of Muro
Platja d'Alcúdia is the zone that most quickly has developed and the one that reckons to follow on the same pattern. Hardly four decades ago this area was nearly a waste land, consisting of a long beach, a zone of dunes and some farming land. With the tourist and real estate development has been built up a strong hotel industry that today has a capacity of nearly 30,000 beds.
This district stretches from the beginning of Platja d'Alcúdia until Platja de Muro. Besides the coastline, it includes the zones of Maristany, Lago Menor and Lago Esperanza. It is indeed in these two last zones where the tourist boom began and also where the first houses of the district were constructed. An upswing that is still on and affects hotels, off-site services and houses.
The residential zones that face North
This is the area that takes up most land on the map but that also is the least populated. The North district is made up by the zones of Son Fe, La marina, Manresa, Mal Pas and Bonaire.
The morphology is varied. For example Son Fe is located on the road from Palma to Alcúdia. It was traditionally a small village of farmers that now has been transformed into a valley with nice houses.
Manresa however is located near Alcúdia town, washed by the waters of Badia de Pollença. This population centre rose up with the 70's economic boom. People of neighbouring boroughs like Sa Pobla or Inca found in Manresa the place to build their second homes.
Not very far away we find Mal Pas, also on the North coast of Alcúdia. Its origin is recent and it goes back to the last decades. It's a place where rich people of Palma built their second homes. At the moment the inhabitants of this calm and beautiful zone are more mixed, due to the increase of foreign tourists (mainly English and German) that have chosen this place as their summer residence. The marina of Bonaire or e the Crocodile has given this area a greater category.
In 1994 Alcúdia Council implemented the award of an Environmental Quality Label in recognition to those tourist establishments with a strong commitment towards the environment. The main aim is to encourage the tourist industry to protect the environment by being awarded an Environmental Quality Label that is reliable and recognized in all tourist and tourist-related scales. In order to obtain this label, the tourist establishments must fulfil a series of quality programs: to reduce waste, to do a selective rubbish collection, to use recycled material and ecological products, to reduce electrical consumption, to eliminate noise, and to show environmental, cultural and linguistic respect, among others.
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